First Chicago-area show down

Bob Shirley sent a note that he had to cancel the Chicago Fishing Sports Show & Outdoors Expo.

The new show was scheduled for Ho-Chunk Sports and Expo Center in Lynwood Feb. 27-March 1.

“In reality the economy got us.We were unable to sell even a single bulk booth to a boat or R.V. dealer,” Shirley e-mailed

The veteran of the Chicago outdoor scene promised, “If the economy turns around later this year I intend to try it again in 2010.”.

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